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As of 1st January 2019, Steel Storage Europe changed its company name to Janus International Europe Ltd

Senior Factory Supervisor


Job Added:  28th September 2021

Based: Manufacturing Plant & Logistics Centre, Peterlee

Department: Production

Reports to: Production Manager

Job Purpose: 

To support the Factory Manager in the smooth-running of the factory. To implement efficient processes, mentor and develop employees, and ensure that HSEQ protocols are adhered to at all times.


Responsibilities and duties for the role will include:

  • Monitor line efficiencies and motivate production employees to ensure that production targets are met, in order to maximise efficiency
  • Manage individual and team performance against targets and KPIs
  • Manage training for all new production employees (manufacturing) on all aspects of production, machinery, operation, setting, safety, quality, etc.
  • Carry out inductions for new starters
  • Ensure that all production employees are completing paperwork correctly and carrying out checks as instructed
  • Ensure that the factory areas are kept clean and tidy, encouraging a “clean as you go” policy
  • Maintain a strong focus on maintaining and improving quality and service levels; make recommendations for processes, machinery, and resource improvements to enable current and future growth
  • Actively seek to develop good relationships with all Janus Europe employees, suppliers and customers
  • Lead by example to gain the respect, co-operation and support of colleagues
  • Control and update end of month stock takes
  • Control and update KPIs and the ERP system when required
  • Ensure that HSEQ protocols are promoted and adhered to by all production employees or other stakeholders entering the production areas
  • Ensure all transactions in the ERP system are recorded accurately and efficiently
  • Conduct quality assurance inspections during shifts in conjunction with the QA Inspector
  • Conduct safety inspections during shifts in conjunction with the HSEQ Manager
  • Follow up any queries with suppliers/hauliers/office colleagues as appropriate
  • Deputise for the Factory Manager in their absence
  • On occasion, be willing to work and represent the company on client sites, if required
  • On occasion, be willing to support at exhibitions by helping to transport and put together displays, if required
  • On occasion, be willing to work at other locations in the UK and overseas, if required

Key Attributes / Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a supervisory position
  • Experience of mentoring and developing a team
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • A self-motivated and flexible attitude
  • Proven experience in promoting and upholding current HSEQ legislation and protocols
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience of using an ERP system (desirable)
  • Sound analytical decision-making skills
  • Eagerness to learn and develop, making continuous improvements both professionally and personally

How to apply:

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, we would love to hear from you.
Please send your CV & Covering letter to:

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